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Pakistan PM to attend Maldives independence day function

Mohamed Visham
23 June 2016, MVT 11:58
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (R) holds the official talks with President Yameen during the latter's state visit to Pakistan last year. FILE PHOTO/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Mohamed Visham
23 June 2016, MVT 11:58

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted the invitation to attend Maldives' independence celebrations on July 26, Mihaaru understands.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom had extended an invitation to Sharif to attend the official function as the Chief Guest which has now been accepted.

The Pakistani PM was originally slated to be the chief guest of the official function to mark the 50th Anniversary of Independence last year before Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena.

Sharif cancelled the visit after flash flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains has killed many  and affected hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan last July.

President Yameen had made an official visit to Pakistan last year.